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Any good cafes in Roppongi?

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rushbikes Feb 25, 2013 06:47 PM

Thanks in advance.

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    Ninisix RE: rushbikes Feb 25, 2013 11:51 PM

    There is Toraya Cafe at Roppongi Hills, they have on week days a lunch set with drink included around 1100yens. The 'tartine gratin' set are good, and the assorted desert plate is a nice combination of different cakes but this one carries a supplement of 1000yens.
    http://s.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1307/A130...

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      rushbikes RE: Ninisix Feb 26, 2013 02:10 AM

      How funny! I was sitting in Toraya Cafe when you posted this suggestion. The kuzu pudding was exceptional. Are there any cafes in Roppongi that you know of that are a little more casual? Toraya is pretty upscale.

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        Ninisix RE: rushbikes Feb 26, 2013 05:53 PM

        In Azabu Juban, I have had a very affordable good bread lunch at Cafe Traiteur Pointage, a bakery that does serve lunch, coffee... it was on a Sunday, quite crowded, on a week day you might have more chance.. I recommend you this area, just to walk down.. hundred of good food shops,and easy access from Roppongi (5-7mn) down from Toriizaka av., take the small street before the Linco's(corner Tsutaya-Starbucks Roppongi Hills), and walk down..
        http://s.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1307/A130...

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          Ninisix RE: Ninisix Feb 27, 2013 10:42 PM

          Roppongi is famous for its crazy nights, not exactly for its charm (rather lacking, IMHO).  So I would push you to try Azabu Ju Ban area.. The Cafe Pointage linked above has drink service (wine/cocktail/soft drink) until 23:30, food until 20:30.

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            stravaigint RE: Ninisix Mar 25, 2014 08:02 AM

            Bump for a real gem.

            I had some time to kill on a recent Friday afternoon, so I stopped by Pointage based on your recommendation. I got there about 3:30pm, and there was no line and a free table, so I staked my spot. Ordered a mocha, which arrived in a decidedly non-new-wavey style (which was a nice change, given all the coffee shops I'd already hit) and a really crispy, flakey pear danish. Spent a very pleasant hour there, before window shopping in Azabu.

            At one point I looked up from my book and the line was out the door. Must have been croissant/baguette time.

             
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              Ninisix RE: stravaigint Mar 25, 2014 04:57 PM

              Oh, thank you! This cafe is crowded on week ends, especially at lunch. But there is a reason for that, as the set are quite nice ...

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